An audio version of the Greater Columbus Free-Net User's Guide is now distributed through the Central Ohio Radio Reading Service, Inc. (CORRS). The User's Guide audio version is a set of six audio cassette tapes and is a collaborative effort of The Ohio State University, the Greater Columbus Free-Net, and CORRS.
A new guide to the Internet especially geared toward chemists has just been released. The Internet: A Guide For Chemists, edited by Steven M. Bachrach, covers basic information such as the history of the Internet, electronic mail, electronic lists, gopher, world wide web, and electronic conferencing plus a comprehensive section especially for chemists.
Don Stredney, Ohio Supercomputer Center, and Dr. John McDonald, The Ohio State University Medical Center, have won the prestigious Cray Leadership Award for Breakthrough Computational Science for combining virtual reality technology with surgical techniques, which has revolutionized the field of medical training. Their work will be honored on Monday, June 3, at the annual Computerworld Smithsonian Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. at the National Building Museum.
Ohio Supercomputer Center has released LAM 6.0, a major upgrade of its MPI implementation for UNIX-based clusters. The software is freely available from http://www.osc.edu/lam.html.
Among the new features in LAM 6.0 are an early implementation of MPI, process spawning, dynamic processor resources and fault tolerance.
LAM 6.0 runs out-of-the-box on IP networks connecting any of the major vendors' workstations in any combination. LINUX is also supported.
The Cold War may be over, but the need for well-trained government scientists and engineers lives on. The Ohio Supercomputer Center is helping the federal government keep its cadre of high performance computing specialists current on state of the art computers. And it's doing it right here in Ohio.
The Linworth Campus of Worthington High School offers a Senior Walkabout Program that allows seniors who have met graduation requirements to use all or a portion of the second semester to test their skills and abilities in the adult world of work.
6th Int conference on numerical combustion -- New Orleans; March 4-6, 1996
Moti L. Mittal
Program for Computational Mechanics
Ohio Supercomputer Center
1224 Kinnear Road
Columbus, OH 43212
Department of Mechanical Engineering
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210
As advanced simulations integrate increasingly larger data sets, it is essential to explore the use of high performance computing to assure tractable methods of investigating computational data. As these data combine information from multiple sources, it is important to research advanced interface technology and develop more intuitive methods for interaction with large and complex multimodal data sets. Advanced intuitive interfaces are needed to integrate these vast amounts of multisensory data into a single coherent simulation.
To travel from one location to another is a common task for most human beings. Actually creating a robot to find a path to the destination while avoiding obstacles is another task. The behavior of an artificial neural network is synthesized mimicking the decisions leading to a path. a two-layer network using a simplified model of a biological network (i.e. brain is used).